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    The kitten i got from the pet shop last week is doing really well.. its already toliet trained and very friendly. dont worry im going to take it to the vet soon and get it looked at and get to needle and when its old enough get it fixed..

    I reckon banning puppies and kittens at pet shops is going to cause more dumping of animals.

    Anne: i feel for your pug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    The kitten i got from the pet shop last week is doing really well.. its already toliet trained and very friendly. dont worry im going to take it to the vet soon and get it looked at and get to needle and when its old enough get it fixed..

    I reckon banning puppies and kittens at pet shops is going to cause more dumping of animals.

    Anne: i feel for your pug
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    She's a rescue yeah? From where abouts?
    She came in last year. A Veterinary Specialist Centre had her in after she had been hit by a car. She had been languishing at the Vets with her deformed front feet and a smashed rear leg and hip for several weeks. They had been in contact initially with her owner (her owner actually brought her in) but the owner obviously had financial issues and rather than sorting them out, she simply ignored the letters and phone calls from the Vet.

    Meanwhile, Cookie was in great pain and her leg and hip badly needed surgical repair. When a dog is abandoned at the Vets, the Vet has to call the pound (in this case it was the RSPCA) and they knew that the RSPCA would simply put her down due to her front feet and the severity of her injuries. So they rang me. If she had normal front legs, they simply would have amputated her rear leg, that is how sever her injuries were to the bones in the leg. As it was, they couldn;t as she would never have been able to walk.

    I agreed to take responsibility for her, have the microrchip sorted out by official surrender from the owner and then help her rehabilitate and re-home her. Almost 8 months later she was ready for re-homing and we re-homed her just after Christmas last year to a wonderful home.

    She never gained full use of her rear leg and it will eventually cause more issues for her. She still managed to hobble aorund in her awkward way and could even jump up on the lounge and and out of the dog door. As you can see by her face, she was a smiley and happy little girl.

    This is how sad she looked while at the Vets. That is what I meant by my comment in my thread about my famous Pugs. When you see their faces reflect their changed state, it makes it all worth while.


    Interestingly, when I was finally able to put Cookie up on Pet Rescue, I received a call from her first owner who obviously recognised her deformed twisted front legs. Cookie was purchased from a byb advertising in the paper. The woman who bought her as a puppy actually bred her and kept her son. She claimed Cookie kept digging out under the fence and so she advertised her again in the paper. That was when the woman who abandoned her at the Vet clinic purchased her.
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    Aw well good on you Anne!
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    how is she now

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Why and how?
    Just think about it...

    Unwanted puppies and kittens bascilly two places to go.. Pet shops or the pound. Some people think that if they go to pet shop they have better chance at life.

    Im not talking about BYB or puppy mill breeder, im talking bout every day ppl that their female dog or cat gets pregnant by mistake... for example: farmers female dogs.

    My friend her cat got pregnant and she didnt realise until it was too late. She tried to give the kittens away but no one wanted them, so she took them down to a pet shop in perth. After she dropped the kittens off her cat got fixed.

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    Having a fair dinkum '' day....truley hard to pull myself off the bottom rung.....and I read this comments and had a good old chuckle ;

    It is like with the blue staffies...they sell for up to $2500 on DogzOnline ...they are purely bred for the colour and NOTHING else! When people go to dog show they don't see many blue's...the reason is not that they are rare...it is simply that there are hardly ANY blue's out there that are good enough for showing/breeding purposes! If I had to pay THAT much for a pup...it had to have grand championship lines...NO proven health issues...and almost have fireworks flying out of it a**.

    Just love the frankness and the absolute honesty of this statement. The 'rare blue' Bulls have been my bug bear for so long now.

    And then the Cookie Monster looked at me and its hard to weigh such pain and hopelessness against your own,so I also got a dose of concrete while I was at it

    With the pet shop problem....its like the chicken and the egg .What do we manage to control,to override the whole picture?
    I feel we somehow need to stop the stock at the source,if there were no pups/kittens then pet shops have no stock obviously. But how to stop the flood of BYB animals is a daunting prospect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kassie jones View Post
    how is she now
    She lives on the Central Coast with a lovely retired lady named Dell and a Mini Fox Terrier named Patch. Dell often writes letters to me to tell me how she is. The last letter I recieved was about 4 months back and Dell reported that Patch had taught Cookie to run along the fence line and bark at the neighbours dog!
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    What I mean by chicken and the egg Cleas is that there are so many things to consider from all angles.

    I don't know the answer to this one. None of us do. We all have our opinions though, so I think debating it back and forth is an excellent way of getting those answers.

    My thoughts at this point:

    A few pet shops I've known will only sell puppies/kittens that have come from 'allegedly' accidents from an unintentional BYB. Now, one could say, how would they bloody well know. I guess those pet shops don't truly know - but they ask questions, form their own opinions from the parties with the puppies/kittens, and also put every owner into a registrar in their shops to keep track of it all. I admit, that is very responsible and probably not an example of the huge percentage of them! Lol.

    Bu let's say ALL pet shops were banned from selling puppies. Accidental BYB's would be left with several options:
    1) Keep the puppies themselves. *PMSL* As if!
    2) Place ads in newspapers, internet sites and on bulletin boards to try and find responsible, loving forever homes for them.
    3) Take the litter to the RSPCA or any other animal shelter; it's then their problem to find homes etc.
    4) Dump them in the bloody bush like the 3 litters (18 all up) my wonderful neighbours have found and are currently bottle-rearing.

    I guess the above are just issues to look at??? Will banning pet stores from selling puppies/kittens help relieve the problem, or not?

    Intersted to read further opinions from people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Just think about it...

    Unwanted puppies and kittens bascilly two places to go.. Pet shops or the pound. Some people think that if they go to pet shop they have better chance at life.

    Im not talking about BYB or puppy mill breeder, im talking bout every day ppl that their female dog or cat gets pregnant by mistake... for example: farmers female dogs.

    My friend her cat got pregnant and she didnt realise until it was too late. She tried to give the kittens away but no one wanted them, so she took them down to a pet shop in perth. After she dropped the kittens off her cat got fixed.
    No, responsible, registered breeders never sell their puppies to pet shops or pounds.
    'Everyday people that accidently breed' ARE back yard breeders.
    Farmers don't give their dogs too pet shops, even if they are mistakes. Pet shops don't accept Kelpies, Border Collies, Blue Heelers etc. Especially working ones.
    Your friend is an irresponsible breeder, whether she likes that or not. Those kittens that she accidently bred would have taken the homes of kittens already born and in shelters.

    Have you noticed how many dogs sold in pet shops are mixes? Because they're all mistakes or the breeder just bred whatever they could.
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